Global Online Baby Products Retailing Market Growth Analysis Over Coming Years

The global online baby products retailing market to grow at a CAGR of 17.35% during the period 2017-2021.

Pune, India, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — About Online Baby Products Retailing

The retailing of different types of baby products through online or e-commerce is considered as online baby products retailing. Online retail provides consumers with the convenience to purchase products of their choice online and payment options such as cash-on-delivery (COD), credit and debit cards, and Internet banking transactions. As online shopping eliminates the need to visit physical stores, this platform provides customers the convenience to purchase products from a wide variety of brands, without the constraint of time and location. The markets in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) exhibit high growth potential for the forecast period.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global online baby products retailing market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the online sales of various baby care products.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

The report, Global Online Baby Products Retailing Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

  • Amazon
  • Babies”R”Us
  • BabyEarth
  • Buy Buy Baby

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Other prominent vendors

  • Alibaba Group
  • Argos
  • babydash
  • BabyGroup
  • Babyshop
  • Bebê Store
  • Bubs Baby Shop
  • DisneyStore
  • eBay
  • FirstCry
  • Justkidding
  • kidsroom.de
  • Kiddicare
  • Macy’s
  • Mumzworld
  • MyBabyCart
  • Pupsik Studio
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • zulily

Market driver

  • Growing urbanization
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report

 

Intershop helps The Imbema Groep launch its B2B technical wholesale site

  • 180,000 items available via B2B technical wholesale site
  • New B2B online strategy puts customer first

Jena, Germany, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Imbema Groep has taken sales for its group of technical wholesale businesses online across five sectors with Intershop. The new B2B web shop features 180,000 items, 35,000 of which are available from stock across the construction and infrastructure, gas, water and energy, offshore, maritime and mobility industries.

Jan-Willem Mantel, COO at Imbema Group explains, “Our customer needs to be able to obtain his information quickly and easily, and be inspired. He is key in everything we do. Self-service, self-control and automation are part of that. In other words: a well-functioning online environment, in which the customer can find information on products, prices, delivery times, pending orders, track and trace etc. With Intershop and our implementation partner Salmon we have achieved more in the last two months than in the past five years.”

Imbema Groep had previously started shaping an e-commerce strategy with its ERP supplier. Focused on the interface and IT infrastructure rather than the customer, the initiative soon ran into issues. Once implementation times became very protracted and it became clear that functionality was severely lacking, the project was scrapped.

Research by the Imbema Groep team revealed that fewer and fewer customers have a need for interaction with sales agents. More than 50% orientate themselves online and after that 93% wish to make the purchase online. As a result, the organization has become much more focused on inspiring the customer with success stories and facilitating the online purchase behavior.

The resulting multi-business site is based on Intershop Commerce Management 7.7 and Salmon’s Sellsmart solution, both of which fully integrates with Imbema Groep’s existing ERP application.

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:
Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309
mailto: pr@intershop.de

Source: Intershop Communications AG

AHOLD SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: AHOLD REPURCHASED 1,959,066 AHOLD COMMON SHARES IN THE PERIOD FROM JUNE 12, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING JUNE 14, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 1,959,066 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from June 12, 2017 up to and including June 14, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €19.23 per share for a total consideration of €37.7 million. These repurchases were made as part of the €1 billion share buyback program announced on December 7, 2016.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 25,313,892 common shares for a total consideration of €500 million.

Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information under “Files to download” (on the right).

Visit www.aholddelhaize.com/en/investors/share-information/share-buy-back-programs for a complete overview of all Ahold Delhaize share buyback programs.

Contact:

Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

Source: Ahold Delhaize

CBRE: Hong Kong (Central) and London’s West End remained the two most expensive office locations in the world

Los Angeles, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hong Kong (Central) and London’s West End topped the list of prime office occupancy costs again, according to CBRE Research’s latest annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report.

Hong Kong (Central) and London’s West End remained the two most expensive office locations in the world. Hong Kong’s (Central) overall prime occupancy costs of US$303 per sq. ft. per year topped the “most expensive” list, followed by London’s West End (US$214 per sq. ft.), New York (Midtown) (US$203 per sq. ft.), Hong Kong (West Kowloon) (US$190 per sq. ft.) and Beijing (Central Business District (CBD)) (US$183 per sq. ft.).

“The global top-10 list reflects the ongoing strength of global gateway cities in attracting and maintaining a successful occupier base,” said Richard Barkham, global chief economist, CBRE.

Global prime office occupancy costs—which reflect rent, plus local taxes and service charges for the highest-quality, “prime” office properties—rose 1.9 percent year-over-year, with the Americas up 3.6 percent, EMEA up 0.8 percent and Asia Pacific up 1.2 percent.

Durban (South Africa) had the highest increase in occupancy cost overall, though Stockholm (Sweden) registered some of the fastest growth in Europe, along with Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Belfast (U.K.) and Amsterdam (Netherlands). In Asia Pacific, Shanghai (Puxi) in China had the highest growth in occupancy cost, followed by Guangzhou, Bangalore and Shanghai (Pudong). Buenos Aires showed the biggest increase in the Americas overall, while suburban Denver, suburban Houston and New York Midtown South saw the largest occupancy-cost increases in the U.S.

CBRE tracks occupancy costs for prime office space in 121 markets around the globe. Of the top 50 “most expensive” markets, 21 were in Asia Pacific, 16 were in EMEA and 13 were in the Americas.

Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

In EMEA, Durban (South Africa) had the highest increase in occupancy cost overall, though Stockholm (Sweden) registered some of the fastest growth in Europe. Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Belfast (U.K.) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) also showed double-digit growth, with Lyon (France) and Berlin (Germany) not far behind.

In London’s West End, the fall in occupancy costs is largely due to a fall in rents triggered by more subdued demand, particularly amongst financial occupiers who have become less willing to pay the high rents prevailing in London’s premier market.

Occupier efforts to reduce occupancy costs due to the ongoing strength of the Swiss franc relative to the euro have resulted in falls in Swiss markets, including Geneva and Zurich.

London (City) was pushed out of the top-10 most expensive markets to 11th place, despite prime office costs rising by 2.9%.

Asia Pacific

In Asia Pacific, Shanghai (Puxi) in China had the highest growth in occupancy cost, followed by Guangzhou, Bangalore and Shanghai (Pudong).

In Singapore, occupancy costs continued to fall, thanks to increased supply of office stock and weak levels of inflation.

Asia Pacific was home to seven of the top 10 most expensive markets—Hong Kong (Central), Hong Kong (West Kowloon), Beijing (CBD), Beijing (Finance Street), Tokyo (Marunouchi/Otemachi), New Delhi (Connaught Place – CBD), and Shanghai (Pudong).

Hong Kong (Central) is the only market in the world with a prime occupancy cost exceeding US$300 per sq. ft.

The most expensive market in the global ranking from the Pacific Region was Sydney (US$97 per sq. ft.), in 19th place.

Americas

In the Americas, suburban Denver, suburban Houston and New York Midtown South saw the largest occupancy-cost increases in the U.S., but Buenos Aires showed the biggest increase in the Americas overall.

New York Midtown, number three on the global list, remained the most expensive market in the Americas, with a prime office occupancy cost of US$203 per sq. ft. New York Midtown South took the eighth spot on the list with a prime office occupancy cost of US$156 per sq. ft.

Sao Paulo was the most expensive market in Latin America, posting an office occupancy cost of US$69 per sq. ft. and ranking as the 35th most expensive market globally.

Top 10
Most Expensive Markets

(In US$ per sq. ft. per annum)

Rank Market Occupancy Cost
1 Hong Kong (Central), Hong Kong 302.51
2 London (West End), United Kingdom 213.85
3 New York (Midtown Manhattan), U.S. 202.79
4 Hong Kong (West Kowloon), Hong Kong 190.02
5 Beijing (CBD), China 183.10
6 Beijing (Finance Street), China 170.29
7 Tokyo (Marunouchi/Otemachi), Japan 161.76
8 New York (Midtown-South Manhattan), U.S. 156.19
9 New Delhi (Connaught Place – CBD), India 153.89
10 Shanghai (Pudong), China 133.82

Largest Annual Changes
Occupancy Costs

(In local currency and measure)

Top 5 Increases

Rank Market % Change
1 Durban, South Africa 21.2
2 Buenos Aires, Argentina 20.0
3 Stockholm, Sweden 18.8
4 Denver (Suburban), U.S. 17.2
5 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 16.5

Top 5 Decreases

Rank Market % Change
1 Jakarta, Indonesia -19.6
2 Moscow, Russian Federation -18.0
3 Geneva, Switzerland -9.8
4 Hanoi, Vietnam -7.4
5 Calgary (Downtown), Canada -6.7

Note: The full Top 50 Most Expensive Markets chart is located at the end of this press release.

Notes

  1. The Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report is a survey of office occupancy costs for prime office space in 121 cities worldwide.
  2. The latest survey provides data on office rents and occupancy costs as of March 31, 2017.
  3. The Largest Annual Changes rankings are based upon occupancy costs in local currency and measure. The Most Expensive ranking is based upon occupancy costs in US$ per sq. ft. per annum.
  4. The figures given in this release refer to occupancy cost. This represents rent, plus local taxes and service charges. The occupation cost figures have also been adjusted to reflect different measurement practices from market to market.
  5. Due to methodology changes, comparisons with figures in previously released reports are not valid.
  6. To obtain a full copy of the report or to arrange to speak with a CBRE expert, please contact Robert McGrath (robert.mcgrath@cbre.com).

Top 50 Most Expensive Office Markets

(In US$ per sq. ft. per annum)

Rank (Q1 2017) Market Occupancy Cost
1 Hong Kong (Central), Hong Kong 302.51
2 London (West End), United Kingdom 213.85
3 New York (Midtown Manhattan), U.S. 202.79
4 Hong Kong (West Kowloon), Hong Kong 190.02
5 Beijing (CBD), China 183.10
6 Beijing (Finance Street), China 170.29
7 Tokyo (Marunouchi/Otemachi), Japan 161.76
8 New York (Midtown-South Manhattan), U.S. 156.19
9 New Delhi (Connaught Place – CBD), India 153.89
10 Shanghai (Pudong), China 133.82
11 London (City), United Kingdom 130.17
12 Moscow, Russian Federation 118.70
13 Shanghai (Puxi), China 113.02
14 San Francisco (Downtown), U.S. 112.71
15 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 106.17
16 Boston (Downtown), U.S. 102.50
17 Seoul (CBD), South Korea 100.62
18 Paris, France 100.55
19 Sydney, Australia 97.17
20 Mumbai (Bandra Kurla Complex), India 96.91
21 San Francisco (Peninsula), U.S. 96.84
22 New York (Downtown Manhattan), U.S. 91.18
23 Washington, D.C. (Downtown), U.S. 90.15
24 Los Angeles (Suburban), U.S. 89.57
25 Seoul (Yeouido), South Korea 89.27
26 Shenzhen, China 86.65
27 Singapore, Singapore 85.02
28 Geneva, Switzerland 80.76
29 Dublin, Ireland 80.59
30 Stockholm, Sweden 80.34
31 Istanbul, Turkey 75.06
32 Zurich, Switzerland 73.33
33 Mumbai (Nariman Point – CBD), India 73.10
34 Guangzhou, China 69.57
35 São Paulo, Brazil 69.47
36 Taipei, Taiwan 67.92
37 Manchester, United Kingdom 64.72
38 Tel Aviv, Israel 63.70
39 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 63.61
40 Houston (Downtown), U.S. 63.10
41 Birmingham, United Kingdom 62.53
42 Milan, Italy 61.70
43 Seattle (Downtown), U.S. 61.12
44 Edinburgh, United Kingdom 59.40
45 Helsinki, Finland 59.07
46 Seattle (Suburban), U.S. 58.35
47 Perth, Australia 57.60
48 Chicago (Downtown), U.S. 57.51
49 Brisbane, Australia 57.03
50 Jakarta, Indonesia 57.02

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Robert McGrath
212.984.8267
robert.mcgrath@cbre.com

SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.

Gluten-Free Bun now available at Chick-fil-A®

Gluten-Free Bun now available at Chick-fil-A®

 

ATLANTA, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A® announced today (June 19, 2017) the addition of a new Gluten-Free Bun. The addition comes in response to customers’ requests for more gluten-free/sensitive options on the menu. The new bun, which is now available in restaurants nationwide, comes individually packaged and can be ordered with any of Chick-fil-A’s sandwich offerings.

The Gluten-Free Bun is made with premium ingredients, including ancient grains quinoa and amaranth. It is enriched with vitamins and minerals and is lightly sweetened with molasses and raisins. The Gluten-Free Bun rolls out nationwide following successful tests in three cities across the country in 2016.

Data shows roughly 18 million Americans have a gluten sensitivity or preference. Chick-fil-A is one of the few quick-service restaurants to offer a gluten-free bun.

“We know our customers are looking for more gluten-sensitive alternatives. They asked, and we listened,” said Leslie Neslage, senior consultant of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “We heard positive feedback in test markets that the bun tastes better than some other gluten-free breads. That’s because instead of rice flower, we’ve made the bun with more premium ingredients like quinoa and amaranth. Our hope is that the Gluten-Free Bun addition opens up options for gluten-sensitive customers to enjoy more of our menu.”

In test markets, the Gluten-Free Bun was most commonly ordered with the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and the Grilled Chicken Deluxe Sandwich.

The new bun has 150 calories and costs an additional $1.15.

While individually packaged and certified free of gluten, guests will be required to assemble their own sandwiches to reduce risk of cross-contamination. Chick-fil-A kitchens are not gluten-free.

For more information on the Gluten-Free Bun and other gluten-free options at Chick-fil-A, please visit www.chick-fil-a.com/glutenfree.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,100 restaurants in 46 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A system sales reached nearly $8 billion in 2016, which marks 49 consecutive years of sales growth. In 2016, Chick-fil-A was named the Technomic Consumer’s Choice for “providing value through service” and QSR Magazine named the company “the most polite restaurant in the country” in its annual drive-thru report. Chick-fil-A was also recognized in 2015 as America’s “Top Chicken Restaurant Brand” by The Harris Poll and the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. in 2016. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com.

Source: Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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Lenta announces the appointment of Elena Fomina as Chief Marketing Officer

Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, today (19 June 2017) announces the appointment of Elena Fomina as Chief Marketing Officer.

Elena Fomina has many years of experience working in marketing, sales and business development both in Russia and abroad, and is a specialist in the retail, FMCG and oil & gas sectors. Before joining Lenta, Elena was most recently Head of Marketing at Bashneft, where she established the marketing department from scratch. She was responsible for developing Bashneft’s product and pricing policies, forecasting and managing the company’s corporate and retail brands. Prior to Bashneft, Elena spent six years at Shell, where she initially oversaw the operational management of the company’s retail chain in Russia and then moved on to lead the development of network strategies for Shell’s global retail network. Elena has also worked at Nike where she helped to build Nike’s mono-brand retail network in Russia.

Elena holds an MBA from Kingston University and has also completed the Senior Executive Programme at London Business School.

Elena will lead Lenta’s revamped marketing department, which now oversees a number of key functions, including brand management, customer loyalty management, consumer communications and trade marketing. Elena will report directly to CEO Jan Dunning.

Lenta’s Chief Executive Officer, Jan Dunning commented: “The shopping needs of Russian consumers continue to evolve with every passing year. It is important than ever for retailers to truly understand customers, communicate with them effectively, increase their loyalty and enhance brand value. These trends were the drivers behind our decision to renew our marketing efforts and invite Elena to join us to drive forward our marketing strategy. I am very pleased to welcome Elena to the Lenta team and I wish her every success in implementing our marketing initiatives building upon our established loyalty programme”.

About Lenta

Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia (in terms of selling space) and the country’s fourth largest retail chain (in terms of sales as of 1Q2017). The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 195 hypermarkets in 78 cities across Russia and 56 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,170,600 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,700 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 900 sq.m. The Company operates seven owned distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 45,689 people as of 31 December 2016 1.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com

Contact:

Lenta
Anastasia Kuznetsova
Corporate Communications Manager
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
E-mail: a.kuznetsova@lenta.com

FTI Consulting
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@FTIconsulting.com

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink & Jenny Payne
Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com
Jenny.Payne@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Shop Direct hosts 200-strong UX event at Liverpool HQ

Liverpool,UK,, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Industry collaboration, diversity and encouraging a wider breadth of early stage talent into user experience (UX) to support digital growth in the region were among the hot topics discussed at Shop Direct’s inaugural UX Cubed conference, which took place at its Liverpool HQ on 15 June.

The company, which has the biggest UX team in UK retail at 36 people, hosted the one-day event in its state of the art Cube conferencing facility in conjunction with Northern User Experience Liverpool and digital, marketing and design recruitment consultancy, Forward Role.

UX Cubed brought together the region’s UX teams, agencies, academics and students to hear insights from industry leaders from the BBC, MoneySupermarket, Rental Cars, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, ThoughtWorks, Liverpool Girl Geeks, User Zoom, Sigma, Content Square and What Users Do.

Sam Barton, head of UX at Shop Direct, commented on the event: “Our retail and technology director, Jon Rudoe, said in his opening address at UX Cubed that ‘things like this didn’t used to happen’, but we think it’s vital that they happen now, here in the North West.

“Through industry collaboration, we can start realising the big opportunities and solving the big challenges in UX and the wider North West digital sector.”

Highlights from the day included The BBC’s Ray Mosley talking about how UX professionals can be more influential; Liverpool Girl Geeks’ Chelsea Slater explaining how her organisation is giving girls from ‘generation Z’ unique opportunities to get into tech in the city; NUX and Sigma’s Chris Bush exploring inclusive usability in UX; MoneySupermarket’s Rich Clark highlighting how ‘sprints’ are helping his company to innovate at pace, and Iain Hennessey from Alder Hey showcasing how his team innovates to improve the children’s hospital and patient outcomes.

One of the main topics explored during the panel sessions was how to go about attracting more early stage talent into UX. Recent research from Shop Direct and Forward Role found that just one in four North West-based UX professionals planned for a career in the discipline and only 2% studied a UX-specific vocational course before starting their careers.

Sam Barton said: “There’s a lack of awareness around UX in the North West for would-be professionals and we want to change that.”

In the last six years, Shop Direct’s UX team has grown from six to 36 people. As well as running a successful internship programme, the team engages with universities to educate students about careers in UX.

Barton continued: “We see engaging with universities and students as crucial for our business, because the right awareness for the right people at the right time is vital in getting people into UX.

“Collaboration with other digital companies in the region is also critical if we’re to create the awareness, education and early stage opportunities to develop the talent for North West UX to continue being a success story.

“That’s why UX Cubed was important for us and why we’ll look to host similar events in future. Watch this space.”

Source: Shopdirect

LCP granted planning permission for a new industrial unit in Burntwood, Staffordshire

LCP granted planning permission for a new industrial unit in Burntwood, Staffordshire

 

London, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Plans for a new industrial unit in Burntwood, Staffordshire, have been unveiled after Lichfield District Council granted planning permission to leading commercial property company LCP.

This speculative development in zone 3 of Burntwood Business Park, which will comprise a total of 50,000 sq ft of industrial space, follows an increase in enquiries from firms looking for industrial and trade premises in the town, says Andrew Preston, LCP industrial portfolio manager.

He is confident that firms will be attracted to the business park, particularly because the units will be available in multiples of 10,000 sq ft.

“We have very low levels of voids there and the level of enquiries we are receiving from businesses that want either to relocate to Burntwood or who are already there and want to expand suggests that there will be a demand for them,” he said.

“We are offering flexibility in the size of units available, which makes it an even more attractive prospect.”

LCP intends to start on site later this year with an anticipated completion date of summer 2018.

The new buildings, which will be steel portal frame construction with minimum eaves height of 23ft (7m), can be tailored to meet reasonable occupier requirements.

LCP owns Zones 2, 3 & 4 Burntwood Business Park, which has more than 80 units and 765,000 sq.ft (65,032 sq.m) of commercial property. The park is conveniently located between Cannock and Lichfield on the A5190, just six miles from junction 11 of the M6 and eight miles from junction 1 of the M54. Junction T6 of the M6 Toll Road is less than one mile away and the A5 is one and a half miles away.

It benefits from mobile security patrols and 24hr CCTV security coverage. Existing tenants on the park include Ebrex UK, Staffordshire Signs & Graphics, Emak UK, Gradient Flat Roofing and Uniseal.

Contact:

Tel: 01384 400123
Email: propertyenquiry@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: LCP

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H&M’s Weekday now available on the Zalando Fashion Store

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando aims to offer the best fashion assortment to its customers across Europe because it is a key element to drive customer satisfaction and business. By partnering up with Weekday, Zalando is taking the next step towards its vision to make fashion items available, anytime and anywhere, and become the one-stop fashion destination in Europe. Weekday is part of the H&M group.

This new partnerships follows the latest collaboration with vertical fashion player Inditex. In February, Zalando started to sell Inditex brand Oysho in the Partner Program.“We are very happy to continue our digital expansion with our new partnership with Zalando and we believe we will be a great compliment to their assortment. With this partnership, we look forward to extending our online reach and we are very excited to see how Zalando customers will receive our collections”, comments a representative from Weekday.

Nike joined the Zalando Partner Program
Through the Partner Program, Nike sells its own e-commerce stock to Zalando customers without any intermediary. Nike integrates its articles to the Zalando catalogue that customers can conveniently shop in the Zalando Fashion Store, and ships the orders directly to customers, under Zalando delivery standards. The Partner Program counts more than 170 partner brands by now, among them Bestseller, adidas, Mango, Hallhuber and Superdry.

Local stock integration of four Tommy Hilfiger stores in Berlin
As part of its #IntegratedCommerce approach, Zalando is connecting local stationary stocks of four Tommy Hilfiger stores in Berlin to the Zalando platform. The assortment is digitized and offered online to Zalandos’ customers. This connection will enable Tommy Hilfiger and Zalando to serve customers with advanced convenience services, like same-day delivery directly from the store. Zalando launched the first #IntegratedCommerce pilot in June 2016, by connecting the adidas local performance store in Berlin to its platform.

“Our assortment is a key element of our business and one of the main reasons why consumers perceive Zalando as a top fashion destination. We believe they expect the same choice and availability of Fashion products as they experience with other products on other platforms like Spotify or Netflix. The initiatives that we have announced at Playday, are exemplary for how offline and online commerce will merge closer together in the future”, comments Delphine Mousseau, VP Markets at Zalando.

ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of almost 2,000 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with four centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe, supported by warehouses in Northern Italy and France with a focus on local customer needs. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. Zalando’s shops attract over 200 million visits per month. In the first quarter of 2017, more than 68 percent of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in 20.4 million active customers by the end of the quarter.

CONTACTS:
Matteo Bovio
Corporate Communications
matteo.bovio@zalando.it
+49 (0)176 127 591 35

Source: Zalando

Zalando launches Fulfillment Solutions to provide fashion brands access to its logistics infrastructure and know-how

BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The company announced during Playday that it successfully launched Zalando Fulfillment Solutions recently, giving fashion brands access to its logistics infrastructure and know-how. Through the new service, Zalando takes over the order fulfillment for partners from inbound to return, with simple and individual solutions catered to their specific needs. This new initiative complements digital services already offered by the Zalando platform such as Brand Solutions or Zalando Media Solutions and will help to further improve the frictionless fashion experience for customers across Europe.

“The Zalando platform is an operating system for the fashion world, with multiple ways of integrating all sorts of fashion contributors and stakeholders, catering to their specific needs. It offers not only digital services such as analytics or advertising but from now on also fulfillment solutions and thus, becomes the business strategy for brand and retail partners”, explains Jan Bartels, VP Logistics Product at Zalando.

With a logistic network that will soon consist of 8 fulfillment centers in 5 countries, Zalando sets high service standards for European customers and is piloting new offerings such as same-day delivery, geo-localised delivery or return on demand. Available in 5 of the European markets where the Zalando Partner Program is active, Zalando Fulfillment Solutions enables partners to improve customer satisfaction and to scale their business internationally, without worrying about the increasing service demand and corresponding logistics complexity.

“Zalando has set industry-wide delivery standards and keeps developing innovation for the last mile. Moreover, within the last six years, we built up a strong logistics network and gained deep logistics expertise. All of that is now accessible for external partners”, concludes Jan Bartels.

5 partners are already using Zalando Fulfillment Solutions, including Bestseller, Elvi, EVITA, Motion Fashion and Surf4Shoes.

ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of almost 2,000 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with four centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe, supported by warehouses in Northern Italy and France with a focus on local customer needs. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. Zalando’s shops attract over 200 million visits per month. In the first quarter of 2017, more than 68 percent of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in 20.4 million active customers by the end of the quarter.

CONTACTS:
Matteo Bovio
Corporate Communications
matteo.bovio@zalando.it
+49 (0)176 127 591 35

Source: Zalando

SPAR International announces the appointment of Wouter Lefevere as Head of International Buying

SPAR International announces the appointment of Wouter Lefevere as Head of International Buying

 

Amsterdam, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, has today (JUNE 19, 2017) announced the appointment of Wouter Lefevere as Head of International Buying.

Based in the organization’s international head office in Amsterdam, Mr Lefevere will take on key buying responsibilities including supplier relationships and negotiations, working in close co-operation with SPAR partners worldwide to build on the brand’s growing international scale and presence.

SPAR, which has a presence with 12,545 stores in 44 countries, recently reported sales of €33.1 billion for 2016.

Mr. Lefevere joins SPAR with a wealth of international buying experience, having held a number of senior buying and commercial development roles for Lidl in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Welcoming Mr Lefevere, Tobias Wasmuht, Managing Director of SPAR International said, “Buying better together internationally is a key pillar of the scope of services provided to our partners, and the appointment of Wouter signals our intention to further enhance this scope. Today, we collaborate with our supplier partners on behalf of our SPAR partners in 44 countries across four continents. As a result we have a uniquely strong global network which not only allows us to source better by leveraging our international scale but also to provide extensive market access opportunities for our international suppliers.”

Lefevere will be responsible for delivering on SPAR’s recently launched Buying Better Together strategy, leading a team which will focus on collaboratively working with partners and suppliers in the areas of own brand development, warehouse & logistics, supplier partnerships and analysis & marketing.

Wasmuht continued: “As a partnership of independent retailers and wholesalers, SPAR International doesn’t adopt a traditional transactional supplier-buyer relationship with our SPAR partners but takes a collaborative approach. We offer resources and buying services to our partners to help them grow their business. Wouter and the team will work to grow joint buying volumes of SPAR Partners and the penetration of SPAR International Own Brands, as well as facilitate the pooling of buying volumes of FMCG brands.”

SPAR International works with Partners to develop supply chain, retail operations, staff training, retail design and brand development strategies, while its multi-format strategy sees its Partners operate hypermarket, supermarket, neighbourhood, convenience and online stores, now serving the needs of 13 million customers daily.

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

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Lowe’s Canada to open new store in Winnipeg, Manitoba; slated to open early 2018

Boucherville, Quebec, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its Canadian growth strategy, Lowe’s Canada announces it will open a new Lowe’s store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which represents a $34 million local investment. The new home improvement store, slated to open in early 2018, will offer more than 40,000 in-stock products to help customers build, improve and beautify their homes.

“We are excited to have this unique opportunity to join the Winnipeg community and finally open this very first Lowe’s location in Manitoba,” said Jim Caldwell, Executive Vice President, Lowe’s Big Box Retail. “We believe this new store will allow us to become part of an established and active shopping hub, and will support our ongoing strategy to be the home improvement choice for Canadians. We are thrilled to be expanding into Winnipeg and see tremendous opportunity in this new market for us.”

Located at 1799 Kenaston Boulevard, at the intersection of McGillivray Boulevard, the new Winnipeg Lowe’s will have 95,000 square feet of retail sales space, with an adjacent garden centre of 20,000 square feet. The store will create approximately 125 permanent jobs with an additional 30 to 35 seasonal positions.

Since the beginning of 2017, Lowe’s opened new stores in Milton (ON), Sherwood Park (AB) and London SW (ON). The Winnipeg Lowe’s store will be the first one in Manitoba. Lowe’s growing network in Canada currently has more than 55 stores under the Lowe’s banner.

About Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operate or service over 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick’s Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit Lowes.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Canada

Coop in der Nachhaltigkeit weltweit die Nummer 1

Spitzenplatz für Coop bei Nachhaltigkeitsranking

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Ratingagentur oekom research hat Coop in einer umfassenden Untersuchung unter 148 internationalen Retailern als nachhaltigste Detailhändlerin der Welt ausgezeichnet. Dies nicht zum ersten Mal, was die diesjährige Auszeichnung aber so besonders macht: Erstmals wurde nicht nur die Geschäftstätigkeit von Coop im Inland, sondern es wurden auch ihre Unternehmensbereiche im Ausland untersucht. Und Coop hat in allen Bereichen sehr gut abgeschnitten.

148 internationale Retailer hat die unabhängige Münchner Ratingagentur oekom research unter die Lupe genommen. Anhand von rund 100 Kriterien hat sie analysiert, wie nachhaltig die einzelnen Unternehmen arbeiten. Unter den zahlreichen engagierten Detailhändlerinnen wurde Coop als die nachhaltigste ausgezeichnet, auf Platz zwei und drei folgen die beiden englischen Anbieter Marks&Spencer und Tesco.

Nachhaltigkeit hört nicht an der Grenze auf
In der aktuellen Untersuchung von oekom research wurde erstmals nicht nur die Geschäftstätigkeit in der Schweiz bewertet, sondern auch diejenige im Ausland. Dazu gehören diverse Unternehmen von Transgourmet oder Bell, welche unter anderem in Deutschland, Polen, Rumänien oder Russland tätig sind. « Dass wir auch hier über alle Bereiche hinweg so gut abschneiden, freut uns und es zeigt uns, dass wir auf dem richtigen Weg sind», freut sich Joos Sutter, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung von Coop, über den Podestplatz.

In allen Bereichen gut – in einigen ganz besonders
Coop wurde über alle Bereiche hinweg gut bewertet. Besonders positiv beurteilt hat oekom research aber zum Beispiel der soziale und ökologische Mehrwehrt der Produkte. « Für unsere Kunden ist das ein wichtiger Aspekt. Denn das Wichtigste ist, dass sie mit Coop eine glaubwürdige Detailhändlerin haben, der sie vertrauen können und die auch macht, was sie sagt. Ganz im Sinne von Taten statt Worte », äussert sich Joos Sutter zu diesem sehr guten Teilergebnis. Weiter lobte oekom research das umfassende Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement in der gesamten Lieferkette, die gruppenweite Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie zur Bewältigung des Klimawandels oder die Strategien zur Minimierung von Umwelteinflüssen durch das Sortiment.

Bestätigung und Ansporn
Das Spitzenergebnis zeigt, dass Coop mit ihrem Entscheid, die Nachhaltigkeit zentral in der Unternehmensstrategie zu verankern, den richtigen Weg eingeschlagen hat. Und es ist eine Motivation, weitere wichtige Taten für Mensch, Tier und Natur zu vollbringen. Mehr Informationen zum Engagement von Coop unter www.taten-statt-worte.ch.

Kontaktpersonen:

Urs Meier
Leiter Medienstelle
Tel. +41 61 336 71 10

Ramón Gander
Mediensprecher
Tel. +41 61 336 71 67

Andrea Bergmann
Mediensprecherin
Tel. +41 61 336 67 37

Angela Wimmer
Mediensprecherin
Tel. +41 61 336 71 87

Source: coop.ch

Lulu Group International extends support to Dubai Cares’ mission to provide quality education to underprivileged youth

Lulu Group International extends support to Dubai Cares’ mission to provide quality education to underprivileged youth

 

  • Commitment is in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’
  • MOU is signed following a pledge made by Lulu in March 2017

Dubai, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the spirit of the month of Ramadan and the Year of Giving, Lulu Group International, the UAE-based fastest growing retail chains and Dubai Cares have extended their long-standing partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding MOU, whereby Lulu Group International commits AED 10 million to support Dubai Cares’ overarching mission aimed at positively impacting the lives of underprivileged children and young people in developing countries through education. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Yusuffali MA, Chairman of Lulu Group International signed the MOU at Dubai Cares’ Office in Dubai.

Commenting on the partnership, Yusuffali MA said: “It is our great privilege to renew our support to Dubai Cares’ wonderful programs and initiatives, which continue to bring tangible change in the lives of millions of children and young people around the world. We have been associated with Dubai Cares since ten years and we look forward to continue our support for years to come. We are also thankful for the Rulers of this great nation for declaring 2017 as the ‘Year of ‘Giving’, which will certainly make the UAE one of the most charitable and benevolent countries in the world.”

Welcoming this generous contribution by Lulu Group International, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares said: “We at Dubai Cares are proud to extend our partnership with Lulu Group International whose contribution is extremely valuable and will help us reach many more underprivileged children and young people and provide them the quality education they need to learn and prosper. What Dubai Cares has accomplished over the past 10 years, and what we aspire to achieve over the next 10 years and beyond, only becomes possible through the incredible generosity and support from partners and donors like Lulu Group International who genuinely believe in and support our cause and mission.”

Lulu Group International’s partnership with Dubai Cares spans over ten years, contributing mainly towards building schools in Gaza, Nepal and Lebanon as part of Dubai Cares’ “Adopt a School” initiative.

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is a UAE-based global philanthropic organization working towards providing children and young people in developing countries access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable.

Contact:

Tel: +971 2 4182000
Fax: +971 2 6421716
headoffice@ae.lulumea.com marketing@ae.lulumea.com

Source: Lulu Group

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BAUSTART IN DER MIGROS TÖSS IN WINTERTHUR

BAUSTART IN DER MIGROS TÖSS IN WINTERTHUR

 

Gossau, Switzerland, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Am 3. Juli 2017 starten in der Migros Töss die Umbauarbeiten. Die Filiale bleibt nach dem letzten Verkaufstag am 1. Juli bis zum Ende der Bauzeit geschlossen. Die Wiedereröffnung wird im Herbst mit attraktiven Angeboten für die Kundschaft gefeiert.

Nach Erhalt der Bewilligung und Abschluss der planerischen Arbeiten fällt am 3. Juli der Startschuss für die Modernisierung der Migros Töss. Ziel der Umbauarbeiten ist es, die Warenpräsentation zu optimieren und den Einkauf für die Kundinnen und Kunden komfortabler zu gestalten. Dafür wird unter anderem der Eingang versetzt und die Retourette nach aussen verlegt. So können die Produkte künftig übersichtlicher präsentiert werden. Neu wird auch ein Kunden-WC realisiert. Der Besitzer des Gebäudes, die Schlosshof Immobilien AG, wird ausserdem einen Aussenlift vom Parkdeck ins Erdgeschoss erstellen, so dass die Einkäufe bequemer zum Auto transportiert werden können.

Beim Umbau wird im Migros-Supermarkt ausserdem die gesamte Haustechnik auf den neuesten Stand gebracht. Für einen ressourcenschonenderen Betrieb des Supermarkts sorgen künftig die Beleuchtung mit LED-Spots und -Röhren, die Verwendung von Kühlmöbeln der neuesten Generation und die Nutzung der Abwärme der gewerblichen Kälte im Heizkreislauf sowie bei der Nachwärmung der Lüftung. Wo immer möglich werden ökologische Baustoffe verwendet. Die Migros Ostschweiz setzt gemeinsam mit den beauftragten Unternehmen, die zum grossen Teil aus der Region stammen, alles daran, die Immissionen für die Anwohnerinnen und Anwohner möglichst klein zu halten und die Arbeiten so rücksichtsvoll wie möglich zu organisieren. Insgesamt wird die Migros Ostschweiz über vier Millionen Franken in die Revitalisierung investieren.

Während des Umbaus bleibt die Migros Töss geschlossen, als Alternativen bieten sich während dieser Zeit die Migros-Supermärkte Neuwiesen und Deutweg in Winterthur an.

Öffnungszeiten Migros Neuwiesen (Strickerstrasse 3, Winterthur)

Montag bis Freitag:   8.30 bis 20 Uhr
Samstag:    8 bis 18 Uhr

Öffnungszeiten Migros Deutweg (Pflanzschulstrasse 9, Winterthur)

Montag bis Freitag:   8 bis 20 Uhr
Samstag:    8 bis 18 Uhr

Kommunikation:
Silke Seichter
Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz
Industriestrasse 47
9201 Gossau
TEL: 071 493 24 50
FAX: 071 493 27 89
E-MAIL: silke.seichter@gmos.ch

Source: Migros

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Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies

Free HIV testing available at participating Walgreens in 130 cities nationwide, June 27 and 28

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are teaming up for the seventh straight year with health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to offer free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), as part of a National HIV Testing Day effort.

Testing will be available at more than 220 participating Walgreens stores in 130 cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans and Memphis, among other cities, on June 27 and 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (local time) both days. Results are provided on site by trained counselors. Alere North America, bioLytical Laboratories and OraSure have donated test kits for the activation.

“We know more about preventing and treating HIV than ever before,” said Tina Hoff, senior vice president and director, health communication and media partnerships, Kaiser Family Foundation, which directs Greater Than AIDS. “The first step is knowing your status. This collaboration normalizes HIV testing as part of everyday life, while educating communities about the latest advances.”

PrEP, a medication available by prescription, offers another effective means of protection for those without HIV. In addition, antiretrovirals, the medications used to treat HIV in addition to improving health, are now known to help stop the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends HIV testing as part of routine health care.

“With early diagnosis and treatment, someone with HIV can live a healthy normal lifespan,” said Glen Pietrandoni, senior director of virology at Walgreens. “It’s very important to take control of your health by getting a test and learning your status. Results are provided within minutes, on-site by trained counselors.”

For a complete list of participating Walgreens locations and supporting partners, as well as additional information about HIV testing, including year-round testing sites, visit www.greaterthan.org/walgreens.

At all participating Walgreens locations, testing partners will provide informational guides about the benefits of early treatment and PrEP. More than 150,000 copies of the Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS-produced ‘I Got Tested: What’s Next’ guides, which are available in both English and Spanish, have been distributed since 2015. More information about PrEP is available at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

About Greater Than AIDS

Greater Than AIDS is a leading national public information response focused on the U.S. domestic epidemic. Launched in 2009 by the Kaiser Family Foundation together with the Black AIDS Institute, it is supported today by a broad coalition of public and private sector partners, including: major media and other business leaders; Federal, state and local health agencies and departments; national leadership groups; AIDS service and other community organizations; and foundations, among others. Through targeted media messages and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS works to increase knowledge, reduce stigma and promote actions to stem the spread of the disease. While national in scope, Greater Than AIDS focuses on communities most affected.

About Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation based in Menlo Park, California.

Contact(s):
Walgreens
Scott Goldberg
847-315-7649
scott.goldberg@walgreens.com

Kaiser Family Foundation
Katie Smith
202-654-1439
ksmith@kff.org

Source: Walgreens

Tesco launches healthy alternative summer treat — The watermelon ice lolly

Tesco launches healthy alternative summer treat — The watermelon ice lolly

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — A unique watermelon ice lolly is being launched as a healthy alternative summer treat.

And the thirst-quenching ‘real fruit on a stick’ lolly has just gone on sale exclusively in Tesco stores across the UK in time for the heatwave.

It’s believed to be the first time that a 100 per cent fruit lolly treat has been sold on British high streets.

Tesco Produce buying manager David Daniels said:

“Iced watermelon is the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer’s day.

“These thirst-quenching frozen lollies, made from a real piece of fruit, are a delicious and healthy alternative to a sweet treat for all the family.”

The watermelon lollies will be sold in a pack of four for £2 and will be available in more than 500 Tesco stores across the country.

Meanwhile with the hot weather returning this week shoppers have been stocking up for what is set to be a week of al fresco dining.

Over the course of the weekend Tesco estimated the following sales:

  • 5 million packs of BBQ meat including chicken wings, slow cooked ribs and pulled pork
  • More than 500k packs of burgers
  • 400,000 salmon fillets
  • More than 1million packs of sausages
  • More than 350,000 packs of chicken portions
  • Nearly 200,000 packs of Mediterranean style Deli sharing foods including antipasti, continental meats, falafel and kofta
  • Nearly 1.5 million packs of BBQ rolls
  • More than 1 million bagged salads
  • 5 million punnets or 600 tonnes of strawberries
  • 750,000 melons
  • More than 21 million bottles/cans of beer
  • More than 3.5 million bottles of wine

Tesco is committed to making it easier for customers and colleagues to live more healthily. Find out more here: https://www.tescoplc.com/tesco-and-society/healthier-living/

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701    

Source: Tesco

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Tesco: perfect spring growing conditions brought forward the start of UK’s chilli pepper season

Tesco: perfect spring growing conditions brought forward the start of UK’s chilli pepper season

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the popularity of chillies in the UK continues to soar, perfect spring growing conditions have brought forward the start of the UK’s chilli pepper season by five weeks.

Last year Brits bought an estimated 230 million chilli peppers – a 50 per cent increase in demand since 2011.

But it’s the super-hot varieties that are creating the greatest excitement with chilli pepper fans.

Last year Tesco saw sales for super-hot chillies rocket by 130 per cent, largely down to the popularity of the world’s hottest commercially grown chilli pepper, the Carolina Reaper, which was available for the first time exclusively at the supermarket’s stores across the UK last summer.

The perfect spring growing conditions means there will be twice as many of the notorious Bedfordshire grown Carolina Reaper variety this year.

Tesco chilli pepper buyer Phoebe Burgess said:

“The extension to the British chilli season means we will have a lot more of the legendary Carolina Reaper available for customers this summer.

“We know that a growing number of customers really love to cook with hot chillies and the Carolina Reaper has a rich fruity flavour with a slightly sweet taste so a tiny sliver could transform everyday favourite dishes.”

The tiny chilli peppers really pack a punch – and measuring 2.2 million Scoville Units they are 400 times hotter than a jalapeno.

They are exclusively grown by Bedfordshire farmer Salvatore Genovese who is the UK’s largest chilli pepper grower.

He started growing chilli peppers 15 years ago after he took over his parents’ cucumber business and now grows about one million, or 15 tonnes of chillies each week for the UK market.

Salvatore said:

“This year we’ve had really good levels of light and some great weather which has helped push the season forward.

“I’ve also planted a lot more of the Carolina Reaper because the high demand last summer took us by surprise. That, together with the earlier start to the season, means we will have nearly twice as many as last year.”

Other chilli peppers grown by Salv that are stocked by Tesco include the previously hottest UK grown variety, the  Komodo Dragon, as well as the Scotch Bonnet and Habanero in red, green, chocolate and yellow; Flavia, Purple Valentina; Cayenne; Fresno in yellow, green, red and orange and his own favourite the Serenade.

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701  

Source: Tesco

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EROSKI extiende a la localidad mallorquina de El Arenal su modelo comercial “contigo”

EROSKI extiende a la localidad mallorquina de El Arenal su modelo comercial “contigo”

 

  • Tras la remodelación, el establecimiento pasa a estar gestionado a través de la fórmula de franquicia
  • La cooperativa cuenta con más de 362.000 socios cliente en Baleares

EL ARENAL (MALLORCA),España, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI ha inaugurado la transformación del supermercado situado en el número 29 de la Avinguda Nacional de la localidad mallorquina de El Arenal a su modelo comercial “contigo”, cuyos ejes se centran en un trato más personalizado al cliente, una fuerte apuesta por los productos locales y frescos de temporada, la promoción de la alimentación saludable y nuevas formas para ahorrar en la compra diaria. Tras la remodelación, el establecimiento, que opera bajo la enseña EROSKI/city, pasa a estar gestionado a través de la fórmula de franquicia.

El supermercado dispone de un surtido de 3.500 productos de marcas de fabricantes líderes, marcas propias y productores locales en sus 1.400 metros cuadrados de superficie. Asimismo, cuenta con una amplia oferta de alimentos frescos, especialmente frutas y verduras locales de temporada, y las referencias saludables ganan peso con un surtido más amplio de productos ecológicos y sección de parafarmacia. Los clientes disponen de atención personalizada en mostrador en las secciones de carnicería y charcutería. El establecimiento ofrece productos de panadería y bollería recién horneados en horno propio para garantizar la máxima frescura a sus clientes.

Las ofertas y promociones se sucederán cada mes para favorecer el ahorro de los consumidores. Una apuesta por el ahorro que tiene su máximo exponente en EROSKI Club, el nuevo programa de relación de los Socios-Cliente con la marca, que ofrece descuentos de hasta el 15% en más de 2.500 productos, así como promociones y ofertas exclusivas, además de todas las ventajas del programa Travel Club. Más de 362.000 consumidores son socios Clientes de la cooperativa y disfrutan ya de las ventajas de EROSKI Club en Baleares.

Franquicia líder en Baleares

EROSKI es la franquicia líder de su sector por número de centros en Baleares con 76 supermercados de estas características a los que se suma su red comercial propia para alcanzar un total de 191 establecimientos. La cooperativa es, además, el único operador con entrega a domicilio del supermercado online en el 100% de Baleares.

Compras superiores a los 80 millones de euros

Los alimentos frescos de temporada, y en especial los productos locales, cuentan con un protagonismo preferencial en el modelo de tienda “contigo” que EROSKI está implantando en sus establecimientos.

La cooperativa comercializa más de 1.200 productos baleares y mantiene acuerdos de colaboración con cerca de 600 proveedores locales a los que realizó compras superiores a los 80 millones de euros el pasado año.

Datos de contacto con el Departamento de Comunicación:
944 158 642
comunicacion@eroski.es

Source: Eroski

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